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in your op-ed for us, the number of activity psychiatric beds has declined from more than half a million to fewer than 50,000. i guess this is part of that movement you're describing against incarcerating the mentally ill, but you're saying that that decline in those beds has endangered the american public? >> it has, because if you try to get somebody who needs hospitalization into a hospital today, it's virtually impossible. as one of my colleagues says, it's easier to get somebody into harvard than it is a mental hospital. we have only one out of the 20 beds that we had 50, 60 years ago, given the increase in population, 95% of the beds that we used to use were treating people with severe mental illnesses are now closed. >> what are the states that do this well? you said connecticut doesn't do it well. but other states do. what's the evidence that they're succeeding. >> the states that are using assisted outpatient treatment. new york is a good example, they're use it go not widely, but using it and studies show that assisted treatment decreases hospitalization, decreases arrests and
with us this morning. i am joined by joseph brian and the paster of the church works with the rainbow coalition. >> good afternoon. what a pleasure it is to be here and the patron saint of this great city work in the words of a prayer. lord, make me an instrument of your peace. as we look the things we realize the up tick of vlz is real and as we unified from all denominations and practices and speak simply. peace on earth and may this season be about peace. i commend mayor lee and work with him and resource ourselves and connect ourselves those in the city that believe our city can be a city of peace. as part of the rainbow coalition it's an honor to hold this today and jesse jackson and against violence prevention and that we can represent that well in the season of peace and we bring forward carolyn scott for our opening prayer of this peace hour. >> thank you reverend bryant. bow your heart with me. a discussion on the importance of interface based leadership on the city's violence prevention initiative predict and organize for a safer san francisco is where we're opening up
says. he doesn't speak for us. since john boehner has been speaker, since early 2011, the house has had real trouble just doing basic run of the mill governing stuff. bills failing unexpectedly and needing to be pulled at the last minute and tried again. the republican leadership's own legislation failing to get enough republican votes to pass. and that happening in public because they couldn't count it properly in private? they did get better at all the symbolic stuff that does not have real world consequences. they may not have been able to find their way through the constitution on the first day in the majority. but they did figure out how to fake symbolically repeal obama care 33 separate times. it didn't mean anything, but when there were things that didn't mean anything that were just symbolic, ultimately they figured out that they could get some of that stuff done. but when things really did matter, like in the debt ceiling standoff, when the republicans decided to block something they happily voted for dozens of times under republican presidents, they did end up having to vote t
of conflict? do we want to look at legislation? do we want to put policies in place that allow us to defend ourselves before we get to a point where we say, i wish that teacher had it. by the time we get to that point, it was too late. >> hailey, were your surprised by the press conference? >> i have been optimistic for the official statement all week, and i have to say i was very disappointed. i think that their statement was a pretty huge disservice to their membership and all, i know wonderful members of the nra who have fantastic expertise, are very smart, are very, could be wonderful resources in this. and i really think that statement did not reflect any sort of an engaging discourse and engaging in dialogue. i was shocked at how much of a monologue it was, actually. >> and there's this emerging idea, and i think it is an emerging idea that's a hopeful idea in liberal circles, so i want to reality check it, that there's this gap between the nra and its membership. you will see this statistic on polling and about specific regulatory initiatives. and i'm just curious how much you think
better able to be used for teaching purposes and then we hope one day we will end up in law school perhaps with an attorney. thank you for everything you've done. the logic, the framework as follows, the first part of the book deals with the war on terrorism demand utility second power which has a debate. homegrown terrorism which is a debate. in the interrogation issue which is a debate for abrams. and been moved to an area we thought, part two, very big issue. data, technology, and privacy. broca number of debates which include third-party information issues this is a debate. national security of all other issues which is between richardson and couponing. and then we have the einstein. we thought it will be interesting to have a debate about what the new technology is moving forward with his between gen dempsey and paul rosenzweig. and then the communications system law-enforcement act. what's next, susan land out. we are starting with the framework of a week-old legal frameworks for projecting force. we will have to of those debates . to they were going to do cyber warrant atten
the u.s. should put armed guards in all schools. the comments came one week after 20 children and seven adults excludeing the gunman were killed in one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. >>> and what was a poorly guarded secret in washington, john kerry nominated to the next secretary of state. susan rice was believed to be the first choice, but she pulled her name out of the running after several members of congress attacked her responses to the deadly attacks in benghazi. >>> a former u.s. marine was imprisoned in mexico for four months has been reunited with his family. john hammer was released yesterday partly thanks to the work from u.s. senator bill nelson. hammer was imprisoned on a questionable charge after police found him with an antique shotgun. he says u.s. officials told him it was okay to cross the border with the gun shown here, but mexican officials accused him of violating their law. those are the headlines, randi, back to you. >>> thanks, nick. as the year winds down, we wanted to take a look back at some of the top moments in 2012. >>> today is a new day at
miller, thank you very much. john fund, thank you. time for a few quick comments. ken wrote us to say, correct me if i'm wrong, wasn't it the obama administration that released thousands of guns into the hands of criminals? now they want to talk gun control for law-abiding citizens? that was just "fast and furious." mike tweeted us about benghazi and the report, always blame the dead guys. they did. thanks for being with us. gerri: hello, everybody. i am gerri willis. ten days until we got the fiscal cliff. president obama speakingmoments ago, saying that maybe some time off will give both parties perspective to drink some eggnog, sing some careless, maybe reached the fiscal cliff deal. how speaker john boehner is doing damage control on their plan b mess. before heading out for the holidays. even as americans are facing more than $500 billion in tax hikes coming on january 1. with more on this, we have peter barnes, fox business sr. washington correspondent. what did the president have to say moments ago? >> john boehner did say that this would be a cooling off period. maybe they wou
>> rick: so glad you are with us, welcome to a new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> jamie: great to be with you, i'm jamie colby, in for arthel, a u.s. marine veteran, on his way home after being locked up in a dangerous mexican prison and now why his mother fears for his health. >> rick: mother nature throwing a wrench into the holiday travel rush, a check on the latest weather conditions as millions of folks try to make it home, in time for christmas. >> jamie: an army wife breaks down following a surprise reunion with her soldier husband, she thought it was just a relative. how the whole thing was kept secret. first, we have to begin with the latest on the yet to be decided plan to avert the so-called fiscal cliff we have been talking about, after failing to get enough support for his plan, john boehner now says it is up to democrats to come up with a solution. with the deadline just days away now and the president and congress home for the holidays, do lawmakers have enough time to reach a comp nize? how would it work? national correspondent steve centanni ma
. many of us believe on both sides of the aisle the fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get your economy moving faster and put more americans back to work. how we get there god only knows. >> president obama doesn't see it that way. >> at some point there's got to be i think a recognition on the part of my republican friends th that, you know, take the deal. they will be able to claim that they have worked with me over the last two years to reduce the deficit more than any other deficit reduction package. >> the ceo of pimco, one of the world's largest investors in bonds. mark standee is chief investor at moody's. and christine romans, host of "your bottom line." gdp, the broadest measure of the economy grew at an annual rate of 3.1% over the summer. we just got those numbers this week. that's more than double the rate of previous quarter. you can see the chart there. it's been choppy but looks like we're going in the right direction. america's economy is gaining pace, doing better than expected. we've been saying that 2013 could be the year of a real economic renaissance in
for a travel nightmare as the christmas rush kicks into gear. hello, glad you are with us. i'm gregg jarrett. >> heather: i'm heather childers forks days a powerful storm system has been moving across the country but it is being felt in the northeast now. on top of that a new storm hitting the west coast making for dangerous traveling conditions. airports all across the country leaving passengers stranded. >> you are basically living at this airport yewh i am. >> you like our airport. >> i can't say i like it very much right now. >> so we're stuck here. >> they told us they can't fly us out of here until monday which is two days after our cruise ship leaves. >> heather: maria molina is fox extreme weather center with details. >>> good to see you. we're looking at more messy weather but the good news the storm system that was producing blizzard conditions in the midwest and great lakes is finally starting to wind down. it does have strong winds and most of that will wind down through sunday but still lingering snow. it is ts falling indicate heavily around the albany area and you could see on
christmas carol" god bless us every one. good night. >> sean: thank you for being with us. merry christmas and happy new years to you and yours. and have a grererererere >> alisyn: good morning, everyone. it is saturday, december 22nd. i'm alisyn camerota. he fought to protect our country. john hammar spent the last several months in a mexican cell jand to it a bed. >> job has been rotting in that cell since august. >> that retired marine is now safely back on american soil just in time for christmas. we have the new video into our newsroom we will show you. >> and with no deal in place to prevent the looming fiscal cliff, president obama says goodbye dc. aloha, hawaii. >> smart move. >> good call. good swap. is it really time to cool off and drink some eggnog? cool off in hawaii? or is it grudge time? [ laughter ] warm up wheel of fortune may be a misforeign. i would like to solve. >> seven swans aswimming. >> military woman uses it all because she forgot to pronounce the g instead of swimmen it's swimming. >> that is ridiculous. >> send us emails and tweets on that one. >> it's have a va
these rules come and you will have a condo line of imitators following you anywhere. thanks for watching us. you can thank me later. have a merry christmas. gerri: hello, everybody. i am gerri willis. ten days until we got the fiscal cliff. president obama speaking moments ago, saying that maybe some time off will give both parties perspective to drink some eggnog, sing some careless, maybe reached the fiscal cliff deal. how speaker john boehner is doing damage control on their plan b mess. before heading out for the holidays. even as americans are facing more than $500 billion in tax hikes coming on january 1. with more on this, we have peter barnes, fox business sr. washington correspondent. what did the president have to say moments ago? >> john boehner did say that this would be a cooling off period. maybe they would have some time to reflect here. the president said that he did speak on the phone to speaker john boehner this afternoon. he also had majority leader harry reid to avoid the fiscal cliff and fure out a passport. he said he is ready and willing to try to get a compromise pac
friends who are dear to us will be kneer to us once more ♪through the years, we all will be together. >> hang a shining star on top of the highest bow. ♪ ♪have yourself a merry little christmas now. ♪ ♪ ♪have yourself a merry little christmas. let your hearts be light ♪ ♪from now on, our troubles will be out, out of sight ♪ ♪have yourself, a merry little christmas. make the yule tide gay. from now on our troubles will be miles, miles away. ♪here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore. happy friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more. ♪ >> through the years, we all will be together ♪if the fates allow. ♪until then we will have to muddle through somehow. and have yourself... a merry little christmas now. ♪ >> thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> i am in the holiday spirit now, aren't you? let's hear it for tammy hall and veronica klaus. >> i got jealous for a minute there, some of the members of the san francisco boys chorus are getting more pictures than i am. as you look around this room, think about the events that you have bee
. thank you so much for starting your morning with us. much more ahead on cnn saturday morning, which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it's 8:00 am on the east coast, 5:00 am in the west. >>> powerful national rifle association, here's tom foreman. >> hey, randi, nra officials were quiet in the days following the newtown, connecticut, shooting, giving people time to mourn. now they are speaking up and they have a lot to say. despite protesters, the president and public opinion increasingly pushing against the gun lobby, the national rifle association sent a sharp message to its leader, wayne lapierre, no retreat. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with an a gun is a good guy with a gun. i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> reporter: in a wide-ranging statement, lapierre condemned the violence in connecticut, colorado and other places, but steered the conversation away from guns and gun law. indeed he lambasted officials who want to restric
? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ >>> this morning, my question, does the focus on mental health take us away from the real debate about guns? >>> plus, "django" the "n" word and what all the fuss is about. >>> move over santa. this year, send your letters to hasbro if you want to change the world. >>> first, following the gun massacre in newtown, the nra finally speaks. you simply had to hear it to believe it. 8 . >>> good morning. i'm joy reid in today for the lovely melissa harris-perry. today, i am almost speechless because yesterday, the leading political force behind pro-gun policy, the national rifle association, broke their silence with a flabbergasting response to the tragedy in newtown. wayne lapierre made his assessment plain. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protec
. a voice to tell us about their children, how special they were, the lives they lived. we don't want to just focus on how they die. we want to focus on how they lived and the lives they touched and they have touched so many lives. we'll hear from the mcdonnell family who graciously invited us into their home to tell us about their bright, talented 7-year-old daughter grace. grace was laid to rest today. her funeral today. there were also funerals for olivia and for dylan and for mary and for rachel. we remember them all. dylan hockley moved to newtown from england just two years ago. he was 6 yearsoles old. a special needs child, his parents chose this community for the good reputation of the sandy hook elementary school. dylan flourished at sandy hook thanks in large part to his special education teacher anne marie murphy who works with him one-on-one. the houckleys kept a picture of ann marie rr on their fridge, and he would point to it every day. on friday, he died in her arms as she tried to shield him. his parents say they take great comfort in knowing he wasn't alone when he di
this morning who joins us now. good evening elaine. >> reporter: good evening to you, jim. well, police chief michael kehoe and captain joe rios arrived at sandy hook elementary within minutes of the call. >> we needed to break into the school to get in. because the back doors are secured. >> reporter: how did you get it open? >> broke out the window. >> reporter: it was quiet and the halls were empty, chief kehoe searched sandy hook elementary room by room. >> with the rooms locked, that means the teachers had done their job, locked their doors, and hid their children from danger. so we went around the building to the front of the building. >> reporter: tell me about that. >> there was a very tragic,un, observation on all parts because then you could see the carnage that was present. >> reporter: when you saw what was in that classroom what went through your mind? >> i was devastated absolutely devastated. i had no words. i felt a little bit of anger. towards the person who had done this. >> reporter: did you think there was anyone there to save? >> no. >> reporter: as a first responder how
the president telling us that we need some kind of cooling off period. this is a president that had two years with the democratic house and senate. and everyday come theyoke up and did not raise taxes. so they really wanted to do this, if they really believe, they want their taxes to go up on earners making more than $250,000 tunnel were we waiting until the last minute? ten days before the tax hike said. it is a mystery that they are saying that this is an emergency one they had to two years they could have done before. gerri: okay, this is what plan b was under john boehner. if you make a million dollars one year you pay a permanent estate tax at 35%, nt 50%. that will go into effect january 1. if plan be is a no go, what will plan c look like? by the way, i love your red jacket. >> the problem isn't this. the real problem is the guy who was visiting a obama in the white house just a few minutes ago. mr. harry reid. the senate has not passed a budget more than three years. the senate has not passed anything on the fiscal cliff greathouse have something with economics. all the senate has to
out, but what about your body? an nba cheerleading coach shows us how to stay relaxed during the holidays. >>> it is saturday, december 22nd, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. and yes, we are still here. >>> and days before christmas, the airports have been packed while some highways are near empty. all signs of the severe weather in the midwest that is now heading east. the system that caused this blizzard in iowa and wisconsin traveled through ohio and is now hitting pennsylvania and upstate new york. now, there is another blizzard in the forecast, a warning is in effect right now for west virginia and north central maryland through 6:00 p.m. of course, with that severe weather can come travel delays and cancellations as millions travel for the holiday. victor blackwell is live this morning in the cleveland area. and victor, good morning, i bet you're missing your warm seat in the studio this morning. how is the weather impacting flights this morning? >> reporter: i am. i'll talk about the flight in a moment, but you know regulars know that you and i are in the ongoin
to give it to them, a voice to tell us about their children and how wonderful they were and how special they were and we don't want to focus just on how they died but how they lived and the lives they touched and they touch so many lives. we'll hear from the mcdonald family that graciously invited me into their home to tell me about their bright and talented 7-year-old daughter grace. grace's funeral was today. there were also funerals for olivia and dylan and mary and rachel. we will remember them. >> dylan hockley moved here two years ago. he was six years old. a special needs child, they chose this community for the reputation of the sandy hook elementary school. he thrived due in part to his teacher that worked with him one-on-one. the hockleys kept a photo of her on their kitchen fridge and dylan would point at it every day. on friday he died in her arms as she tried to shield him with her body. they take great comfort in knowing that dylan was not awill be when he died. dylan loved to cuddle, play tag and bounce on the trampoline and idolized his older brother jake, his best frien
is exported all around the world. they want the u.s. economy to be stronger as quickly as possible, because it means there will be able to continue to export. as much as they're trying to move from an export driven economy to a more domestic consumption based economy, they will still rely heavily on exports. the more americans are working, the more money they have in their pockets, the more they will be shopping in stores, and so much of what they buy is made from many other countries, including china. the healthier the u.s. economy is, the more that china will export. that means jobs for the chinese people. >> when you talk to leaders, how much are they actually were it about united states? -- worried about united states? >> i think united states is incredibly important to china, and recognize that. not only in very practical ways, but in another way, more psychological. there is a 150 year history were china has been trying to check itself up in big shin itself upr status. there is this lingering psychological mindset of china being victimized by the great powers. it is kind of a struggle
relentless campaign by the factor, the family of the u.s. marine held captive in a filthy mexican prison on a trumped up charge says they will all get to spend the holiday together. >> at some point we're going to have to address the spending problem that we have. but we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need real economic growth. how we get there, god only knows. >> laura: chaos in the g.o.p. as speaker john boehner fails to sell his colleagues on his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. so what now? >> rather than face her own moral failings the media demonized lawful gun owners, amplify their cries for more laws and fill the national media with misinformation and dishonest thinking. >> and the nra breaks its silence for the first time since the massacre in newtown, connecticut. and blasts the media for glorifying violence. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> hi, everyone, i'm laura ingraham in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. just days before christmas. we begin with the best possible news. 27-year-old corporal john hammar,
with frustration and fiasco. >> they told us they can't fly us out of here until monday, which is two days after our cruise leaves. >> reporter: more than 1,600 flights yesterday and today, canceled. among those affected -- the apter family. >> it's frustrating. we're going home, we're not happy. their nine months of planning a family trip to peru -- erased. ripple effects from thursday's storm felt all the way to los angeles. >> i had to wait 45 minutes to see somebody to change my next flight. >> reporter: the storm that caused all that unhappiness -- but it ripped scaffolding in new york city today, rocked rough waves across the great lakes, and left far from perfect roads for the 83 million expected to hit them this weekend. we took an icy drive from des moines to chicago. we're going east on i-80, going only 20 miles per hour. it's a full ice rink, even though the skies are completely blue and look at the westbound lanes. they've been like that for about a half mile. we don't know how long that goes. there are new weather woes on the west coast too. heavy rain drenching the pacific northwes
of banning or limiting guns used to kill the students and teachers at sandy hook elementary. they say the answer is deploying armed guards at schools. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. it the only that i can stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> some politicians were quick to slam their proposal. >> the nra, i would say that they were tone deaf, but it's beyond that. they're just deaf. i mean, they have completely ignored, don't understand, don't grasp how deeply wounded this nation was. >> national correspondent susan candiotti joins from us new york. susan, the nra is adamant in its position and here we are talking about it today. so was this their game plan to change the focus of discussioning from gun control to school safety? >> well, good question. but of course, is one exclusive of the other? if you ban these types of weapons, if you restrict the size of magazine clips, for example, does that mean that you couldn't also require an armed officer
gave himself near absolute power. >>> a former u.s. marine who spent four months in a mexican prison is free today. jon hammer was locked up in august on weapons charges. his family says he was physically abused in custody, threatened, chained to a bed and never saw a judge. u.s. lawmakers and diplomats got involved on ma'am hammer's behalf and convinced mexican authorities to release him. [ bells tolling ] >> america is pausing to remember the newtown shooting victims. church bells rang out friday exactly one week after the tragedy. flags remained at half staff. many websites even went dark. people all over the country observed a moment of silence for the 20 children and 6 educators. today there is a walk for peace in newtown, and three more children will be laid to rest. ana grace marquez-green, who lost to count and sing. josephine grace gay, who celebrated her 7th birthday. and emilie alice parker. lots of backlash for the nra for their statement friday. gabby and i are extremely disappointed by the nra's defiant suppose. they could have chosen to be a voice for the own members w
concerned about for the coming year? three familiar faces to "your business" join us now. william. christy is the president and ceo of the national association of self-enemployed and with us is jo john. great to see you. we convinced john to come to new york this time. okay, john. i'm going to start with you since you made the trip to new york. we saw small business optimism index from nfib, bill's group has dropped what have you seen? >> we're seeing somewhat different. we did a poll. we did it with christy's organization. we now see unemployment at the lowest level it's been in four years and we're in no means out of the woods but there is glimmers of hope that seven of ten of the small businesses that we polled and this is a scientific across the country, not just our membership. seven out of ten said they're planning to hire and they're expecting businesses to grow in the next couple of years. so they're cautiously optimistic. they're very concerned about fiscal cliff, however, very concerned about money being taken out of, the core of the middle class of our economy. it truly fuels th
, and the facts that this was so dangerous for you, makes us worry about the prospect of us being able to cover this up close. welcome back. >> thanks. >> now you have to stay here and become a dentist. i talked to your mom about it already that will do it for us tonight. thank you for being with us. have a great holiday. >>> cliff-mas is coming. on capitol hill, not a creature is stirring. what happens in we ring in the new year with no fiscal deal? details ahead. >>> and the nra calls for security guards at every school. what you didn't hear on the statement from the pro-gun group. >>> holiday havoc. slow go in parts of the country and in some places it could get worse. >>> pennies and nickels, worth the cost? >>> good morning, welcome to "weekends with alex witt." what is happening out there. ten days and counting. president obama and house speaker boehner left washington without reaching a deal on the fiscal cliff. before heading to hawaii, president obama said he met individually with leaders of the house and senate, asking them to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle c
. a magic proposal that's gone viral. and the happy couple will join us live. >>> every time we do one of these stories about these proposals, it makes me feel completely inedadequate about m proposal to my wife. >> that's a sweet story. we're going to talk to them later in the show. >>> we have a busy morning. it's one week after the newtown shooting tragedy. we finally heard from the national rifle association. the nra chief, making his case for armed guards at schools. this is more than four dozen stars lend their voices to a new video to end gun violence. we'll tell you about their message coming up. and mayor michael bloomberg spoke out about this. >>> also coming up this morning, on a lighter note, the extraordinary new bionic body suit technology, making miracles for people who never thought they would walk again. we're going to hear from these people. their stories are extraordinary. >>> and we congratulate our good friend, sam champion, who got married yesterday to rubem. a small ceremony in sam's manhattan apartment. all of his "gma" pals were there. robin, still recovering f
a christmas carol? >> sure. >> stephen: that would be great. mandy, would you join us? >> sure. >> stephen: all right. ♪ ♪ on the feast of stephen, and the snow may round about brightly shown alone at light ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ stand by me if thou most compelling ♪ ♪ don the peasant who is he wearing what his dwelling ♪ ♪ ♪ underneath the mountains right against the forest by st. agnes fountain ♪ ♪ and bring me blush and bring me love ♪ ♪ thou and i will see him dine when we bear thither. ♪ force they went together ♪ and the bitter weather ♪ stars at night is darker now and the wind grows stronger fails my heart i know not how i can go no longer ♪ ♪ dress thou boldly thou shall find the winter's rage freeze thy bloodless cold ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ therefore, christian men be sure ♪ ♪ ♪ >> stephen: good night. [cheers and applause] >> from cod news headquarters in new york, this is "the daily show with jon stewart." [cheering and applause] [theme music playing] >> jon: welcome to "the daily show." my name is jon stewart. we have a good one for you tonight. newark
restrictions and signs of a possible shift in public attitudes, about access to the weapons like the rifle used in connecticut, the national rifle association instead called for putting more armed security officers in the nation's schools. the. >> the onlying that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: the nra's wayne la pierre says children in most schools are defenseless because the schools proclaim to be places without guns. >> they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> reporter: he took no questions from reporters but was interrupted by protesters. >> shame on the nra! >> reporter: la pierre tried to anticipate criticism tham having more guns is not the answer. >> why is the idea of a gun good when it is used to protect the president of our country? or our police? but bad when it is used to protect our children in our schools? >> reporter: gun control advocates say the nra's idea won't be effective. they note would armed security officers could not stop the columbine shooting in 1999.
as many as we can. they've given so much for use after the runs the lieutenant dan band hits the stage. >> i listen to you, you speak so passionately and intensely about the soldiers and about the first responder autos just a privilege to be able to support these folks that is why i say playing lieutenant dan was no coincidence. he talks about the destiny what. he was destined to do. i think it was my destiny to support our men and women. >> au tonight. >> we'll get yourr son out of there one way or the other. we promise that mr. and mrs. hammar. >> laura: corporal john hammar home for christmas after relentless campaign by the factor, the family of the u.s. marine held captive in a filthy mexican prison on a trumped up charge says they will all get to spend the holiday together. >> at some point we're going to have to address the spending problem that we have. but we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need real economic growth. how we get there, god only knows. >> laura: chaos in the g.o.p. as speaker john boehner fails to sell his colleagues on his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. so
've given so much for use after the runs the lieutenant dan band hits the stage. >> i listen to you, you speak so passionately and intensely about the soldiers and about the first responder autos just a privilege to be able to support these folks that is why i say playing lieutenant dan was no coincidence. he talks about the destiny what. he was destined to do. i think it was my destiny to support our men and women. >> au tonight. >> we'll get yourr son out of there one way or the other. we promise that mr. and mrs. hammar. >> laura: corporal john hammar home for christmas after relentless campaign by the factor, the family of the u.s. marine held captive in a filthy mexican prison on a trumped up charge says they will all get to spend the holiday together. >> at some point we're going to have to address the spending problem that we have. but we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need real economic growth. how we get there, god only knows. >> laura: chaos in the g.o.p. as speaker john boehner fails to sell his colleagues on his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. so what now? >> rather than
beach station, which is something that we very much support. option number 4 gives us the best of all possible worlds. it eliminates on-street disruption while at the same time providing a staging ground not only to take out this [speaker not understood], but another tunnel boring machine for fisherman's wharf and also for the construction of the station. so, we very strongly support option number 4. >> thank you, sir. next speaker, please. >> lorenzo petroni, claudine chang and [speaker not understood]. >>> hello, i lived in north beach for 55 years. north beach is going through very challenging situation right now. there are people hanging on their businesslike this. i'm not against the project, but what i'm against is [speaker not understood] in north beach. we don't need to do the extraction in north beach. let's leave like they do in new york the machine on the ground, and then you reuse it later on. you don't have to do anything. you do that, everything will be cool. [laughter] >>> do you understand what i mean? north beach, lot of the little business in north beach are going to
.r.a. members. you can also reach out to us at twitter.com/cspanwj and f.s.a. -- and facebook at and the headline face of the n.r.a. mountains a forceful defense advocate of armed school guards excels at lighting fires under supporters and critics alike. guest: we'll get back to more of the newspaper articles this morning regarding the n.r.a.'s response to the newtown shootings. first up leslie from wash burn, maine. leslie, go ahead. caller: yes. i'm originally from northern maine and moved here from northern new york and i personally had a second-grade and third-grade teacher killed from mentally unstable students. one used a knife and one beat a teacher. i personally believe this is a mental health problem and everybody knew they had problems. until they take care of the mental health problem, you're going to continue to have deaths. host: so you say you're in support of having armed guards in schools around the country? >> yes, i am. caller: i'm a 23-year army veteran and i've hunted and fished all my life. host: there were reports that there was an affirmed guard at colum
photos, and use before it as a metaphor for whatever was happening in the country. that is around the time i called and you were like a good luck, but. i did believe that someone from the area, i could hopefully bring more and sensitivity to the topic suspects and that nuance includes things like humor. so often if someone comes to detroit for a few days, most hired narrative, again, as you know, detroit is a city with fascinating characters and you talk to people and take pictures of empty buildings with nobody in the picture. >> one thing that struck me about the book is not about the buildings but the people. in some cases the people you happened across, not talking heads or public officials, just people you mess. that is one of my favorite stories in the book, the day that you go down to the site of the original trainer, and the pontchartrain hotel on it empty, and one of them was this guy, and wanted to topple about tony, how you met him and why you include him in this book. >> sort of a telling moment, i guess i love that kind of moment and it happens i have been reading a l
conscience slip away. i want to know what you think. find us on facebook and twitter, our handle is cnnbottomline, my handle is @christineromans. cnn continues now. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." here we go, it was ten days till new year's and all through d.c., not a deal was stirring despite every plea. >>> more guns. that's the nra's solution for preventing another school massacre. all morning long, we put gun control in focus. >>> a man with down syndrome beaten and pepper sprayed by police. the crime -- not turning around. the family joins us live. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west. thank you very much for joining us this morning. we start with the national rifle association's plan to make school safer. armed guards. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> so while many in washington are calling for more gun controls, the nra wants to fight fire with fire in schools or maybe it's just the deterrent factor that they're hoping for. c
adubato on new jersey public tv. >> this moment, should i hope cause us -- should foster is a national discussion about violence in our society. if you don't deal with the fact that this young man was obviously significantly disturbed and for some reason it appears was not getting any type of treatment or care, until we deal with that issue, you're just some type of ban is not going to fix the problem. if someone is willing to give up their own life, to take the lives of others, it is almost impossible to prevent them from doing so. >> why have we failed so miserably in terms of government's role? >> because there's an extraordinary stigma that's attached to admitting you have a problem. that's whether it's alcohol or drug abuse or whether it's other types of mental illness. there's still such a stigma attached to it, to getting treatment. whether that treatment be conversational, therapy or whether it be prescription medications or a combination of both. that i think even where we offer services as governor, we do offer and pay for a lot of mental health services as a state government
that they use for your taxes in your paycheck until they're sure there's certainty. because even if we were to go over the cliff, there's still a possibility it can still be fixed in the immediate time after that. >> so not an immediate cliff it sounds like. so house speaker john boehner was dealt hugely -- or what seems to be a hugely embarrassing blow when his own party refused to vote on his plan b proposal. where do republicans go from here? >> right now they are home in their home districts for christmas and will be watching a lot of the action i guess you could almost say from their couches. normally in a situation like this you would want to have the power to shape what something is going to look like. in a way, house republicans still do because ultimately that might, say, have to vote on something the senate takes up. at this point, it's something being worked out between the white house and senate democrats and also it will ultimately have to include senate republicans if it's going to have to pass the senate. but at this point, house republicans have kind of abdicated their power
of of accomplishments -- kate used to say she knew she had actually graduated from the monthly when she could buy entrees as well as appetizers in restaurants. so i never actually spent money here, but i'll try to fix that. i am enormously grateful. i am a southerner, i'm from tennessee and think that understanding jeffson in his regional context as well as his national context and his political context is hugely important. he was a master of politics whether it was idealogically driven or geographically driven, and i think there's something resonant about a ferociously-divided atmosphere, big issues at stake and a president who's tall, cool, cerebral, pretty good at politics but doesn't like to admit it having to govern in a frack white house atmosphere. there is something that seems familiar about that. [laughter] so i want to do two quick stories about jefferson to give you two sides of him very quickly. matthew davis, a office seeker from new york, goes to monticello trying to get an appointment. he was, would have fit right in this city even now. travels to lobby for the job. he was a burr l
. it helps those of us distanced from the loss to imagine to even grieve the emptiness of the homes and hearts of those who loved them. we will never forget. we mourn, move on, and too soon forget. then it will happen again some day. we'll scratch our heads and ask ourselves, was the last time newtown or columbine? was it aurora or that college in virginia? once again, we will mourn, move on, and too soon forget. there is an old saying that in remembrance is the secret of redemption. but america forgets quickly and gives no lasting indication it seems redemption from its fetish with guns, its romance with the free market of violence, with the sport of it all. the show must go on. it's our right. at any price. what were their names again? oh, yes. charlotte, daniel, olivia, daniel, allison, dawn. poor things. such a tragedy. praise the lord and pass the ammunition. so we make our peace with violence and make ourselves over in its image. a state senator in missouri, a lifetime member of the national rifle association, is pushing a bill to require that all first graders be enrolled in
with us. we've got much more ahead on cnn's saturday morning which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 7:00 on the east coast, 4:00 a.m. out west, thanks for starting your day with us. victor blackwell is on assignment. >>> we start with the big countdown, ten days left for the white house and congress to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff where millions of americans will be paying the price in their paychecks. but congress is now on holiday recess. and president obama is in hawaii. let's go straight to cnn's emily schmidt in washington. good morning. so before he left the capitoal, he laid out this three-point plan to washington. >> before he left to hawaii, he left for a gift for lawmakers to ponder in washington. here are the three main points he's saying. he wants to make sure there's a law passed that ensures 98% of americans know their taxes are not going to go up in just under two weeks. he also wants to make sure that 2 million americans who would otherwise lose their unemployment benefits if we went over the fiscal cliff would be able to ke
forward is unclear, but stressed time is running out. >> the u.s. economy is at stake here. millions upon millions of families are counting on us to do something. >> reporter: while the president expressed measured confidence -- >> call me a hopeless optimist but i actually still think we can get it done. >> reporter: many americans say the uncertainty in washington has cast a cloud over their holiday season. >> i think it's sad because there's no reason that an agreement can't be reached. >> my taxes will go up $3,000 a year. can i afford it? no. can the country afford it? no. >> reporter: now, lawmakers are expected to return to washington after the christmas holiday to resume negotiations but partisan wrangling will be put aside tomorrow when many members of congress, the president, and first lady attend a memorial service for the late senator daniel inouye which will be held right here in honolulu. lester? >> kristen welker traveling with the president tonight. thanks. >>> for more on what going over the so-called fiscal cliff could mean for you and your family come the new year we wa
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